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Larvae Information Summary for  Bathysaurus mollis
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Main Ref: Matarese, A.C., A.W. Kendall, D.M. Blood and M.V. Vinter 1989
Yolk-sac larvae
  max min mod Ref.
Length at birth (mm)        
Preanal L. % TL        
Place of development planktonic
Larval area Northeastern Pacific (South of southern California to Oregon, 42-46°N); Northwestern Pacific (Japan)
Yolk-sac       Ref:  
Yolk   Oil globules  
Rows on tail  
Other melanophores on tail  
Post larvae
Striking feature some dorsal fin rays very elongated
Striking shape lateral eel-like dorsal  
Striking feature some dorsal fin rays very elongated
Shape of gut tube-like
Gas bladder   early   late  
Spinal armature   early   late  
Pigmentation early
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail more than two dorso-ventral clusters or bands
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Rows on tail no rows
Other melanophores on tail more than two dorso-ventral clusters or bands
Melanophores on head + trunk melanophores on head + trunk
Peritoneum with row of melanophores
For the family: elongate fins; anterior placement of dorsal and pelvic fins; raised dorsal and anal fin bases; long gut terminating in front of anal origin; pigment on peritoneal (5-6 sections) and lateral bars. Pigment: peritoneal patches, about five; about six short bars laterally on the gut; about 17 vertical bars along body, 8 shorter bars in interspaces between vertical bars; several spots on head and fin rays.
  L 1st feeding Ref. Months of presence of larvae
max     Jan Feb Mar Apr
min   May Jun Jul Aug
mod     Sep Oct Nov Dec
Water parameters     Metric characters
Entered by: Luna,Susan M. - 01.02.00
Modified by: Luna,Susan M. - 10.01.03
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